Fun upcoming events

October 1Ride Around Pomona
October 8Pumpkin Patch Pedal
October 9Mamas & Me Ride

RAP (Ride Around Pomona) Saturday, October 1st

Ride Around Pomona is a community bicycle ride through the streets of Pomona. The ride is family friendly and free!
Meet at Thomas Plaza, downtown Pomona at 8:30am every first Saturday of the month.
The ride is a casual pace, the terrain flat, cyclists of all abilities are encouraged to join us. Ride and chat, meet new people, see new neighborhoods, get some exercise and enjoy the morning!
Tell your friends, let’s get more cyclists riding each month!

Pumpkin Patch Pedal – Saturday, October 8th

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Join us for our 4th annual Pumpkin Patch Pedal Ride on Saturday October 8th! We will meet at Thomas Plaza at 9:00 am and head out at 10:00, The route will go through quiet and low-traffic streets to Cal Poly Pomona. Costumes are encouraged!

Bring water, a snack and a bicycle in good working order. This ride is FREE and open to anyone, but all participants should be able to ride a bike safely with the ability to brake, change gears, and balance while stopping and starting. All participants under 18 MUST wear a helmet and be escorted by a parent or guardian. Children under age 8 should be on a tag-a-long, bike trailer, tandem or other safe child-carrying device to participate in the ride.

Volunteers needed to be ride marshals. Help control traffic and help lead everyone to the Pumpkin Patch Safely. Email us if you can volunteer!pvalleybikes@gmail.com

Mamas and Me Ride – Sunday, October 9th

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Join Women on Wheels and Pomona Valley Bike Coalition for a multi-generational women’s ride to the Pomona Pumpkin Festival!

We will gather at 9am at Thomas Plaza located across from the Glass House (200 W 2nd St, Pomona, CA 91766) in Downtown Pomona. We will check bikes, have water and healthy snacks and even some giveaways and raffles before we set off at 10am for the Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival (Cal Poly Pomona Farm).

The ride is 5 miles one way (10 miles total) and mostly flat. This is a great beginner ride!
Boys under the age of 12 are welcome. You DO NOT need to be a mother to come, bring a friend who is a mom, your mom, your grandmother, your godchild, whomever you like to this gathering for women of all ages to spend a morning together. Come dressed up in your costume too!

Register to reserve your discounted tickets at:mamasandme.eventbrite.com
(Regularly $4 for adults, $3 for children)


More info & event on Facebook – Ride Around Pomona
More info & event on Facebook – Pumpkin Patch Pedal
More info & event on Facebook – Mamas & Me Ride

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PVBC ride + meeting

Last night PVBC held a casual ride around Bonelli and a community meeting at La Verne Brewing Company, where we heard from Doug Strange of Cycling Around La Verne.

If you haven’t already check out Cycling Around La Verne & the La Verne Brewing Company.

We’d like to thank Doug, the La Verne Brewing Company and all that attended for making it a great night.

 

also, don’t forget: Bike-in Movie, July 30th:

The Pomona Valley Bike Coalition and The Pomona Valley Film Society invite you to come see a community screening of E.T. at Lincoln Park!  Bring a blanket or beach chairs and your snacks.  NO ALCOHOL THOUGH!
Come early to get a good spot on the lawn, and come meet the bike coalition. The movie will start at sundown.  The movie runtime is 1 HR and 55 MINS.

Here’s the event on Facebook

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Ride, meeting & bike-in movie

PVBC ride/community meeting

Tuesday, July 19th

Ride: 6:30pm, Meeting 7:30pm

Join us for a casual ride around Bonelli and community meeting at La Verne Brewing Company!

Meet at La Verne Brewing Company at 6pm for free bike safety checks. 2125 Wright Ave C-15, La Verne, CA 91750

Ride starts at 6:30pm sharp! One casual loop around Bonelli and we’ll regroup at the La Verne Brewing Company for a community meeting.

We’ll have special guest Doug Strange from Cycling Around La Verne to provide an overview of La Verne cycling infrastructure, culture and advocacy. The role of “Cycling around La Verne”, accomplishments to date and a view towards the future.

Come just for the ride, just for the meeting, or both! Bring your cycling friends. Help us make cycling safer in our region, meet other cyclists and enjoy some craft beer!

We’re looking for a couple more ride marshals for the ride, if you’re interested send us an email at pvalleybikes@gmail.com

Link to event on Facebook

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Bike-in movie: July 30th 

Family friendly movie night in the park, showing E.T. the extraterrestrial!

The Pomona Valley Bike Coalition and The Pomona Valley Film Society invite you to come see a community screening of E.T. at Lincoln Park!
Bring a blanket or beach chairs and your snacks.
NO ALCOHOL THOUGH!
Come early to get a good spot on the lawn, and come meet the bike coalition. The movie will start at sundown.
The movie runtime is 1 HR and 55 MINS.

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Link to event on Facebook

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Welcome to Bike Month!

The Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition is busy planning exciting events in May for Bike Month and we want you to be part of them!

Bike Month is the perfect time to encourage (or challenge) a friend who doesn’t usually ride a bike to hop on and go for a ride.

I’m sure we all know someone who has a bike collecting dust, let’s get them to ride in May! Maybe all they’re waiting for is someone to ride with, that someone could be you!

Looking for group rides? Try searching on Meetup.com – there are lots of cycling groups in our area who offer everything from beginner to advanced rides, just try searching for “cycling” in your area – or just get a few friends together and go for a ride.

Ride Around Pomona: May 7th and every first Saturday of the Month, family friendly bicycle ride. Meet at Thomas Plaza (Officer Shaun Diamond Plaza) downtown Pomona at 8:30am. Event on Facebook

We’ll be posting about our Bike to Work Day Pit Stop (Thursday, May 19th), Handlebar Happy Hour (also May 19th), Safe routes to School workshop (May 21st), Spring Social (May 21st) and more soon!

In the mean time check out these Bike Month links and tell a friend

LACBC Bike Month

League of American Bicyclists Bike Month

Metro Bike Month

 

Subscribe to our newsletter, if you haven’t already, here: Subscribe to our Newsletter!

 

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PVBC helps lead the Bicycle Revolution

If you haven’t heard, there’s a class being offered at Harvey Mudd College called Bicycle Revolution, in which students ride to surrounding communities and explore the challenges and successes of creating bike-friendly cities.

Last Friday the Pomona Valley Bicycle Coalition had the pleasure of leading the Bicycle Revolution class from the Claremont Colleges down to Pomona. John Trendler of PVBC lead Professor Paul Steinberg and students west along Bonita, down Cambridge, across Vassar, down San Antonio and across 1st street where they met for discussion at Diamond Plaza (once known as Thomas Plaza).

The class was treated to engaging conversations about cycling in Pomona with Brad Johnson of the City of Pomona’s Development & Neighborhood Services Department, Officer Eric Hamilton of the Pomona Police Department who serves as the Bicycle Patrol Coordinator, Shelby Rusu of Western University of Health Sciences, local cyclist Francis Casteneda of Go Getter Delivery, Corey McCroskey of Coates Cyclery, and John from PVBC. After some question and answer time it was rime to get back in the saddle. On the return trip the class pedaled up Palomares St. and past Lincoln Park before cutting across San Bernadino Ave and up San Antonio.

It was a great day & we at PVBC look forward to working with educators, organizations and the public to help make cycling safer and more enjoyable in our region, thanks Professor Steinberg for the opportunity!

 

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